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Awqaf fails to respond to LGBT movement

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On the 22nd of December 2010, I decided that living in South Africa as a LGBT member was just not enough – although we have our rights as same sex couples being recognized in this country. I was moved by the intention of the Awqaf organization to institute a charter that encompasses all that Muslims stand for and abide by. I was glad that the Muslim nation took the first step in a diverse country as this to engage the government and the residents of South Africa to understand the face of Islam and how it should be portrayed. “Prophet Muhammad … said that religion is the way we conduct ourselves towards others—not theoretically, but actually. By that standard, how Muslims behave is Islam.” ” An in-depth study reveals its meaning: Islam is a fulltime endeavour, forming the basis of …

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Kamal Ibrahim crowned Mr World 2010

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Kamal Orlando Ibrahim of Ireland (C) wins the title of Mr World 2010, held at Songdo Convensia on March 27, 2010 in Incheon, South Korea. The second runner-up is Josef Karas of Czech Republic (L) and third runner-up goes to Kenneth Okolie (R) of Nigeria. The competition aims to find the world's most desirable man.

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Honour and secrecy for families of gay Muslims

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Last week, the LGBT homeless charity Albert Kennedy Trust warned it was seeing an increase in the numbers of gay Muslims fleeing from forced marriages and family violence. However, for one gay Muslim, the experiences of gay EastEnders character, Syed Masood are closer to home.

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How Islamist gangs use internet to track, torture and kill Iraqi gays

"This is what infuriates me about non-progressive Islamic governments. Why do we have to have this still happen!? " Naufal Khan Iraqi militias infiltrate internet gay chatrooms to hunt their quarry – and hundreds are feared to be victims. According to Human Rights Watch, the Shia militia known as the Mahdi army may be among the militants implicated in the violence, particularly in the northern part of Baghdad known as Sadr City.

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